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celebration and holding open the bullpen door. newly minted celebrity steve horringan. >> he is allowed to celebrate for the home team. >> thank you for joining us. i mean, the cardinals had a great year. 97 wins. >> and you are making good on the loss. president obama's approval rating taking a big hit. >> i am alisyn camerota, two new polls tell the story today. the last 1 from wall street, nbc news shoes a five- point drop to a new low of 42 percent. that jives with the recent fox news polls. it shoes a disapproval rating
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higher than 50 percent. tom, is this all obama care related? >> hard to pinpoint. as the news stories came out and talking about middle class sticker shock and people dropped from their policies, you have to think that that is contributing to it. both of the polls were taken friday through monday and the fox news poll was earlier than that. we haven't seen the public reaction to what happen this week with the president in boston and kathleen sebelius' testimony. i expect we'll see more coming out as we get more data. >> tom, are americans more upset that the website doesn't work and riddled with glitches or that the president broke the promise. famous saying if you like your health care, you can keep it? >> the polls are more to the first act.
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healthcare.gov has been in the news a lot in the last few weeks. and tough about president obama broke his promise about the people staying on the plans. we'll see that in the next polls and that will hurt the presidentine more. >> nought wall street journal pollsters said it is not a single issue that has the president's approval numbers dropping. they say it is nsa weapons spying and syria chemical weapons debate and government shutdown and obama care, it is like a slow affect with all of these things over the summer that reached a boiling point? >> certainly, you have to take in to account all of the things that are happening and it has been a perfect storm against obama except for the government shutdown. he took a hit and others tock more of a hit and certainly, the economy is a wet blanket that is
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hanging over everything. but again, the health care news is big news, not only the website, but the stories of people dropped off with their policy and wills people who are experiencing rate shock and sticker shock, they are part of the mix and one of the primary drivers of the decline in the job approval rating. >> got. it tom bevins thank you for the analysis. minutes from now president obama will deliver remarks about a plan to jump-start the job creation following the numbers in september that found only 145,000 jobs. bill? >> reporter: the president will have comments to attract foreign businesses to the city and states. the president created the program and wants to expand it
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in an all hands on deck effort at job creation. right now ten countries account for 80 percent of the foreign investment that creates five and half million jobs. the administration would like to increase that number. and the folks suggest that it will not require much spending but there is a study that suggest that one of the obama administration job creating ideas was a dud and a cash for clunkers program paid people 3500 and only created 2,000 jobs and the new cars only got half a mile a gallon better gas mileage. and meanwhile, the republicans who are trying to kill the affordable care act insists it will be a job killer. >> a lot of those people have taken employees, and families who are working there and went
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from full- time to part- time jobs. they are not able to keep the health care plan they wanted either. >> reporter: the white house said no effort of employers cutting jobs or reducing hours because of obama care's requirement. the companies with more than 50 full- time employees provide health insurance. >> i want to bring in stephen moore fox news contributor. >> you know that it is no proof part- time america going that way because of obama care. >> i was thinking about that when wend all spoke about. that maybe the president needs to get out and talk to small businessmen and women in the country who are tellingous fox news and we get people at the wall street jaurnal that are laying off workers and stop hiring new workers and cutting back on hours. we see all of this all of the
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time. you talk about cash for clunkers i thought it was the obama care, it is really become a disaster. i couldn't resist. >> i got ya. and to the bigger point, you watch all over america. medium size or big or small. >> sure. >> you say they are in a holding pater and suggest they are in limbbo when it comes to hiring. what are they worried about? >> what is the next shoe to drop and doing next. and that is number one concern of these businesses is washington and obama care and how i will deal with. this it is a state of crisis influx among the small businessmen. we are only two months from the start of the year. businesses don't know what the health care plan is going to be. suspended or delayed or additional costs they are going
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to face? as economist one of the things that is holding back the jobs and economy is uncertainty. what is happening next? no one knows what the white house will do about obama care. >> the law could continue to change or evolve or whatever word you want to use, steve? >> i think there is a good chance at this point that there will be a one- year delay of the individual mandate. isn't that interesting. we had a big government shutdown. >> the white white is pushing back hard on that every day, steve. >> but the congressional offices are hearing from their constituents, all over the country, i talked to republicans and democrats, their phones are melting down with people calling, i am losing health care and i don't know if i will be covered in 20014. people are nervous about this. >> there is a cascade of issues
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that are going to come running off of the hill if you delay the individual mandate. premiums could go higher and the number of uninsured is estimated 24 million additional americans and quick answer, does the white house want to go there? >> right now, no. they are resisting delay of obama care. i think you are hearing from members of congress who say, i can't mechanically sustain this and we have mid- term election with voters that are hopping mad about a program that is costing them their health insurance. >> stephen moore, i imagine you will write about it this weekend. >> happy halloween. meanwhile top white house officials dispatched to capitol hill to do damage control. white house chief of staff dennis mcdonagh and marlin ta
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venner having lunch. to over see the web fixes and ta venner was on the hot seat. >> coming back next week. 150,000 in oregon will lose health insurance by this year. they have until december 15th to choose a new plan. that state has glitches as the federal site we are told and those people can't find out the options for them. oregon has not enrolled a single person so far. we want to know if you are concerned at home about your insurance changing? tweet us yes or no. all we need is one answer there. people are saying more on my twitter feed. i am hearing from both sides of the aisle. strong feelings about bum pumcare. >> we'll bring it on. in the meanwhile time a huge halloween storm is on the move.
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where it is heading and what you need to know to cope your goblins safe. the administration is blocking access to it any survivors from libia. we'll talk to a republican law maker who is steaming mad about that. kathleen sebelius taking responsibility for the snafus. if the past is any indication she will cope her job. what does it take to get fired by president obama? >> they were in charge. >> at ha team who was. >> mishil snyder. >> michelle snyder is responsible for the debacle. >> excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable. i am responsible.
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site. >> so kathleen sebelius delivering the mea cullpa. she still has a job. >> is it possible to get fired by the president? is that the right move for sebelius? we'll have gentle men. >> you have too many jobs. who loses the job here? >> no body. look. i think that kathleen sebelius summed up president obama's attitude when she said whatever. that seems to be the at to youed to the cabinet secretaries that fail him. in the real world kathleen sebelius would have been fired. it is not only the justice chief that mismangle would obama care. she blind sided her boss. she didn't warn him his signature initiative is
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imploding. obama is an idea log and he loves sebelius and holder and wright. they take bullets from him. and so they are not getting fired. >> benard, the national journal wrote an article and have a theory that the president has a profound unwillingness to fire anybody when it was about politics. ken salazar was not fired and eric holder not fired over fast and furruous. >> the president can and would fire for gross negligence and something illegal or improper and i give the president a lot of credit for not taking the easy path and scapegoating and firing her and not fixing the problem. he is digging in his heels as the hss secretary and insist that healthcare.gov gets fixed and after it gets fixed that we
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have a full, complete and impartial hearing on the facts and figure out what happened. and not blame and point fingers and scapegoat but insure that it doesn't happen again. i commend the president for not taking the easy road and scapegoating. >> what about that? scapegoating would be easier than following a solution. >> if the roll out of obama care is not gross negligence it has no meaning. define gross negligence. it would say obama care roll out, okay. but what the real reason outside of idea logical loyalty for the president. he can't afford to have a confirmation hearing for the health and human secretary. >> absolutely. >> they would use it to get documents. >> and you think in a private conversation she would say if you want me to step down. >> she hasn't said. that one of the interesting questions, why she hasn't
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offered the resignation or said she offered it. in the bush administration donald rumsfeld offered his resignation not once but twice. shift. kathleen sebelius was directly responsible for the roll out of obama care. >> you don't throw the cat over board. you get back to lapd and figure out how the cat can perform and decide. loyalty is rare in washington, and i commend the president for having the trust and loyalty with kathleen sebelius. and that matters in this town. >> democrats are worried, too. if you have to have a confirmation that all of the words in the program would be exposed. >> this should not be about politics, but getting the system fixed for the american people.
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the affordable care acts deliver extraordinary benefits to tens of millions and the botched roll out prevented the american people from taking advantage. >> okay. so mark, isn't kathleen sebelius' to fix? should she not leave until it is fix. >> loyalty is a two- way street. she should have offered her resignation and the president could have turned it down. if you want to restore. one of the biggest problems, americans have lost confidence in the system. if you believe in this, and this is lost confidence and having the same people deliver the flawed website and deliver 2 million people and losing their health insurance after the president said no one would, that doesn't inspire confidence. we need new leadership. >> all right. guys. >> the real test in the end of march. >> we'll watch that dead line, too. there are concerns about the messy roll out and how it could
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among the survivors. >> i was in the front seat and legged angled to right and my feet was detried. >> reporter: ken rutherford was on a humidity mission in somalia when his jeep ran over a land mine. leaving him without the use of both legs. since you were wounded over throw hundred thousand people killed or injured by land mines. >> you are right. land mines killed more people than chemical and biological and nuclear weapons combined. >> reporter: the united nation estimate 110 million land mines. how to detect them without detonating a hair-trigger. >> they have an exquestionsit sense of smell.
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>> reporter: jerry believes that the solution is using something that is lighter than a hair. namely a honeybee. >> you have trained honeybees to smell land mines. >> we train them on the explosive vapors. >> reporter: roman shank uses the sniffing ability of the honeybee and ultramodern hasser technol. with the old and knew, he can locate land mines with little or no risk to human beings. you have the gps and hasser and mapping and computer all to track where the honeybees are going. >> when the bees find the land mine we have to find the bees. >> reporter: it is a leap in technology and ruther ford said is a step in the right direction. >> it will take many avenues to
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disclose the problem. >> reporter: it may, bill, need a natural solution. >> very, very natural. thank you, douglas. >> so many people tried to tackle it. and bees are the answer. >> right on. can you hear me now? big announcement from the fa a that could make your cell phone airplane mode obsolete. >> they are thanking the heavens about. and charles krauthammer, obama care could ruin the president's legacy. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, can you keep your health care plan. so if you are getting one of these laters, just shop around in the new marketplace. that's what it is for. [ male announcer ] this is brad.
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president obama said the economy and jobs. we are expecting the president to call for an all hands on deck to bring jobs and investment from overseas. and fa a said riders may be able to use wireless electronic device but not talk on the cell phones. timing will defend on the
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airlines. nword with friends. snvshgs nba star paul george buying all of the unsolid tickets. george played undergrad there. indiana pacer said it cost him sen thousand dollars. cool stuff. >> he loves his alma mater. >> nicely done. you are in indianapolis you have a game to go to. it is not the fate of the president. but his presidency is in jeopardy. he could be a lame duck very, very early if this thing continues to unravel. what is really at stake here, if this thing goes south, if obama care truly self destructs, i don't know if it is certain, but i would say it is more than likely and it will set back american liberalism for a decade at least. >> that was charles krauthammer on the kelly files suggesting that the health care law is the
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most important part of obama president so. sdmshgs joe tribute the former campaign manager and worked on four presidential campaigns and matt political director of george w. bush. how are you doing, gentle. matt, liberal legacy on the line. krauthammer puts the bar that high, what do you think? >> it is hard to disagree with charles. it is a policy that swallowed a presidency. everything that the obama care looms over the president so and he's at a tipping point for his own key policy initiative. it is not just whether the website works or doesn't work, it is people are able to shop? can they keep the coverage and do they finally get better health care? right now obama care is on display and the american people are troubled. >> joe, just to be clear, krauthammer is not saying it is president obama's legacy.
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this would make people turn away from the american liberalism because it proves big government doesn't work. is he overstating it? >> i don't think he is in the sense of health care. democrats are trying to get health care since harry trumman called for it 70 years ago. so, if it does self destruct, there is no doubt it will set back a key liberal cause i am sure for a decade but it will impact. on the other hand, it works the opposite way, too if it works, the republicans will be on the wrong side of history like they were on medicare and other programs that they opposed and became so popular that the american people would not let it go. >> and the issue here, matt take it any direction you choose, all of the democrats voted for it. none of the republicans did.
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and so who were the forces that unite on the right? or right of center or a round the conservative side in opposition? or perhaps in stronger doubt than before based on what they watched in the past several weeks? >> that's right, bill. we have had a conversation as a party and nation around the tactibs of funding obama care and now obama care getting implemented. it is not important that republicans are opposing and expressing concerns, but you are starting to have democrats that are up in red states next year, especially in the senate who are saying, hey, maybe we need to rethink this thing and maybe you ought to be hold on to the coverage and deserve a year delay so we can get the website working so you can shop. because he went with a democratic only strategy and
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couldn't get converse converse on board. when conservative and moderates democrats slepping away there is danger. >> what about the president's brokening promise having your health care you can keep it having terms of recredibility issue. >> no doubt the credibility of the administration is hurt as everybody in washington has. but specifically on hurt his credibility. his favorability declined to the lowest point since his presidency started five years ago. it hurts, but again, i don't think it matters so much about the politics of 2014 or 16. in other words, one of the party system going to gain and could be republicans or democrats, we'll see. but george bush said something in his presidency when he talked about iraq, it will be decades from now that we will know if i did well or not let them decide.
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>> it will be the same thing with obama care. >> a lot of people disagree with you when it comes to 2014. we'll watch it for you. nand because of obama care, a growing number of doctors changing the way they practice. >> they called concierge care. >> reporter: alisyn obama care will funnel 30 million uninsured in the marketplace and 70 million baby boomers are entering medicare and there is already's shortage of doctors, some 65,000. and doctors are unable to spend time with patients. a growing number of switching to personalized care and in addition to the insurance policy give him 1500 and in return, they get same- day appointments and longer visits and 24- 7 e-mail and phone access. the number of doctors practicing
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the concierge care increased 25 percent to 5,000 doctors. >> patients will feel the difference and if they desire more time with the physician and not just a nurse practical tricianer. they will have to consider a concierge medicine practice. >> most of these practice average 500 patients and not 2,000. and the other reason they are changing. reimbursements under obama care is lower. they need to see more patients just to break even. that is not a tradeoff they are willing to make. >> she takes time and asks questions about my pregnancies and my home environment and relationships and about all of these things and no other doctors asked me b. >> it is like what you used hear about a people having a great rapport with the doctor. it is the real deal. >> the cost is high and patients
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may not need it. but those with a serious condition or needing extra care it could be worth the investment. >> thank you so much, william. >> and the state department stone walling on the benghazi attack left four americans dead. and why the survivors are not allowed to talk today. >> republican senator lindsay graham is leading the call for those witnesses. he will talkitous next. -- talk to us next. we strive for the monts where we can say, "i did it!" ♪ we are entrepreneurs who started it all... with a signature. legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses, turning dreamers into business owners. and we're here to help start yours. ido more with less with intbuss energy.hp is help.
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his wife. and that and a halloween surprise in the top of the hour. >> no, we were trying to scare you. >> you were going to boo. >> 1, 2, 3. boo. so you gretchen. >> okay. nfox news alert. the president talking about jobs and economy. quick listen here. >> the united states of america. think about it. globalization and technology means that you can go just about anywhere. but there is a whole lot of the reasons that you ought to come here. we are not just the world's largest market, we are growing. thanks to the grit and resilience of the american people we have cleared away the rubble from the financial cries and is threend half years our businesses created more than sen and half million new jobs. thanks to the tough decision we made to tackle the long- term
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challenges, america is becoming more competitive from a business stand point. we are reforming a broken health care system and health care costs are rising in the slowest rate in 50 years. we have cut our deficits by more than half since i tock office and they keep going down. we have pursued an all or above energy strategy and we are producing more traditional energy and more renewable energy and more natural gas than anyone in the world and we have cut our carbon pollution in the process. so while the case for doing business in america is strong, we have made it stronger. and of course, you will find no better workers than american workers. our productivity is rising. we have the world's best universities. it is most innovative
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entrepreneurs and we have the strongest intellectual property protections to go along with a rule of law that matches up with anyone. and thanks in part to a new initiative focused on export and it is new trade agreements i signed we sell more products made in america to the rest of the world than before. you heard repeatedly today and hear undoubtedly after i leave the stage, america is open for business. and businesses are responding. you know, after a decade in which many jobs left the united states to go overseas, now we are seeing companies starting to bring jobs back, they are seeing the advantages of being located here. caterpillar bringing jobs back from japan. ford is bringing jobs back from mexico. and after locating plants in
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china. intel is opening the most advanced plant right here in the united states. and a whole range of factors involved. lower energy costs here, they are looking at stability, they are looking at increased productivity of our workers. all of these things are adding up. and people are saying why would we want to be outside of the world's largest market when we can get our products made effectively here and this is a great platform in which to export all around the world. it is not just companies based in the united states. honda is betting on america by expanding productions in ohio, alabama and indiana. and more hondas are made in america than any were else. samsung revamping the plant in austin, texas. a $4 billion investment. seimmens, betting on america by
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hiring hundreds of new workers in north carolina. >> and the pitch on the economy. and you can watch all of this streaming live at foxnews.com. that is on line as it continues. >> and developing at this hour, fox news reporting that the obama administration is blocking access to the survivors of the benghazi terrorist attack that left four americans dead including our ambassador. officials say there are significant risks to having the witnesses testify, but our next guest is not buying. that republican senator lindsay graham sits on the armed services and appropriations committee. senator, thank you for being here. >> glad to be here. >> which survivors and witnesses do you want to interview that you haven't had access to? >> 14 months after the attack. just how many people the congress had access to in terms of witnesses that are in benghazi on the ground. one. >> how many?
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>> one. how am i supposed to tell the families that congress has done a good job of investigating the failure of the obama administration when it comes to benghazi if i can't talk to the witness? how can any congress allow the executive branch to have exclusive control over the witnesses who are the best evidence of a major national security failure and first ambassador killed in 33 years and tell me it is a threat to my country for congress to talk to witnesses to find out what happened, i take that to mean, it is a threat to the administration. >> i mean, the administration says that by interviewing the witnesses multiple times tmuddies their story and threatens their future prosecution. you are laughing because you don't buy that argument? >> let's play that argument out. calid sheik mohammed is mastermind of 9/11. what if the bush administration would have said.
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i am not going to cooperate with the 9/11 commission or congress that tried to find out how we failed to prevent 9/11 because it might compromise calid sheik's prosecution. he would be laughed out of town. the congress's job is to not prosecute, but hold the administration accountable. the shoe on the other foot, what would senator clinton and senator obama be doing if this was the bush administration. we know what they did in a but grab and gitmo. >> would you satisfied if you were allowed acitosis the fbi transcript? >> no. the best evidence is talk to the witnesses yourself. i am not satisfied with the executive branch tell me what happened in benghazi. i will only be satisfied when i have reasonable access to the people who know what happened and i can talk them to i,
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meaning the congress. we shouldn't have to rely on the executive branch to investigate themselves. and this idea that they have exclusive control over the witnesses who are the best evid they have exclusive control over the witnesses who are the best evidence of what happened in benghazi, if that becomes the norm, our checks and balances as a nation have been lost. if the president does believe in the rule of law, then one of the rules of law is the constitution. how could future congresses ever adequately investigate a national security failure if the only people who can talk to the witnesses are the executive branch? >> got it. senator lindsey graham, thanks so much for the update. keep us posted on your investigation. >> thank you. >> senator graham there. senator rand paul, in a moment. he wants the president to do one specific thing. that's next.
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there is a new controversy surrounding the nsa. the spy agency denying reports that it eavesdropped on the vatican, spied on the pope. kentucky senator rand paul wants an answer on this, live from the hill now. 30 minutes ago, you introduced what on the senate floor regarding this? >> i introduced a resolution asking the president to come clean. he apparently wasn't aware that we were monitoring the phone calls of the chancellor of germa germany. i wonder if he wasn't aware that we may have been monitoring the phone calls of the pope. this is so over the top that has to stop. and really, this resolution calls on the president to get control of what's going on with this spying. i don't think it does any good for diplomacy to be spying on the pope and i want an answer from the president. >> now, a couple things here. the nsa categorically rejected this report that came out of italy earlier today. in fact, the vatican, a
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spokesman said unaware of the allegations and downplayed the report. what do you say to that? >> yeah, but here's the question. the nsa also says collecting bulk data on americans is not spying. so, you have to parse their words, okay? because when director clapper came to congress, he said they weren't collecting any data. they've lost a lot of credibility. but the other thing here is, they may well have collected data on the pope, but they're saying it wasn't spying because they didn't listen to his phone calls. i think we need to know, were they monitoring his phone calls? were they collecting any records on the pope? and i expect an answer from the president. >> just to be specific, what difference would if make, for lack of a better phrase, what difference would it make if the president denied this publicly? >> well, it makes a difference because, do we want to be the country that is spying on the pope? for goodness sakes what good is that? >> but if the nsa -- >> does that help our standing at home? >> i understand, but if the nsa
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said it's not true, how would it change if the president said it's not true? >> apparently, the nsa and the president aren't always communicating. the president said he was unaware that the chancellor of germany was being spied upon, and apparently, she was. what i'm saying is you can't take things at face value. the nsa says they weren't spying, but i want to know from the nsa or the president, did you collect any data on the pope's phone or when he was an archbishop? were you collecting data on his phone? it's a very specific question. >> okay. >> and to my mind, they've been dishonest in their representations in the past. >> it was short, senator. thank you. we'll see if you can get your answer. rand paul from the hill. thank you, sir. alisyn. all right, we have a special halloween treat you have to see, next.
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♪ very scary. thousands of zombies swarming the tokyo tower, one of japan's most famous sumo wrestlers leading the group of undead to mark the beginning of japan's
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fourth season of the walking dead. >> uh huh. so, our folks are doing that, huh? >> yeah, oh, yeah. >> what are you dressing up as tonight? >> a flapper. how about you? >> nice. >> what are you doing? >> i might be mad as a hatter. >> wow! that's going to be great. can't wait to see the pictures. >> happy halloween, everybody. >> "the real story" starts now. i've got to see that, too. anyway, fox news alert, everyone. president obama wrapping up a speech on the economy. hi, everyone, i'm gretchen carlson. welcome to "the real story." the president under fire, though, for his signature accomplishment, speaking in d.c. as he tries to move away from the messy rollout of obama care. >> because you've heard repeatedly today and you will hear, undoubtedly, after i leave this stage, america is open for business. and businesses have responded. you know, after a decade in which many jobs left the united states to go overseas, now we're seeing companies starting to bring jobs back.